Joseph Andrew Drees died on May 10, 2020 at the age of 63, losing his battle with cancer, surrounded by wife, Judith Drees; stepson, Lee Barger, Jr.; stepdaughter, Lea Yurgilevich (James); grandchildren, James Cross, William Yurgilevich (Stephanie); and great-grandchild, Aria.
He is survived by brother, Dave Drees (Julie); and numerous cousins, nephews and nieces.
He is preceded in death by father, Melvin Drees; mother, Marilyn Drees; and sister, Laurie Miller.
He graduated high school and the Air Force Academy with honors. He worked at VAE Nortrak for 24 years and was a member of the American Legion. He retired Tech Sergeant from the US Air Force in the geodetic surveying unit and as a missile facility manager at FE Warren Air Force Base. He loved animals, beer, BBQ, country music, vehicles, his country and family. He was an avid Green Bay Packer fan and practical joker.
Due to unforeseen circumstances, the gathering and remembrance will be postponed until further notice. For any questions, please call Lea at 307.256.1735.